- National Weather Service: Wildfire Smoke From BC Returns
- PSA: Air Quality Alert Through Wednesday
- PSA: RSVP For Low-Cost Spay-Neuter Roundup In September
- News Release: State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water
- Back To School: EpiPen Shortage & What To Do
- Today: Lewis County BOCC Meeting, Toledo City Council
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Perhaps I’ll stick to blackberries. They’re plentiful & I know what to do with them.
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon posted: We had some smoke creep up the Columbia River (Sunday) morning from fires up on Vancouver Island and western BC. More smoke is on the way, coming in overnight tonight into Monday morning from eastern Washington and the Columbia Basin. Limit outdoor activities tomorrow if you can.
For the latest air quality conditions, visit:
National Weather Service Seattle forecast:
PSA: Air Quality Alert - Clallam-Grays Harbor-Island-Jefferson-King-Kitsap-Lewis-Mason-Pierce-
San Juan-Skagit-Snohomish-Thurston-Whatcom 310 AM PDT Sun Aug 19 2018
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON FROM 10 AM
(SUNDAY) MORNING TO 5 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...
An Air Quality Alert for smoke has been issued by the following agencies:
Washington State Department of Ecology, Northwest Clean Air Agency, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and Southwest Clean Air Agency.
Unhealthy air will become common across the area due to smoke from large wildfires in British Columbia and on the east slopes of the north Washington Cascades. Some improvement in ventilation is expected late Wednesday.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your doctor.
For current air quality conditions, health precautions, and additional information on wildland fire smoke, visit the Washington more information, please visit the Washington Smoke Blog at
http://wasmoke.blogspot.com. You may also contact your local air quality agency.
For information on the smoke affecting Washington State, visit the Washington Smoke Blog at:
PSA: Toledo’s own Twila Collins, Founder of Cat’s Meow of Lewis County, provides an alternative to feline overpopulation with truly low-cost spay & neuter shuttles to the Lynnwood clinic. Starting at only $15, you can reserve Kitty’s overnight trip September 8-9 now. Details here.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared this post from WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan/Douglas Counties: Are you harvesting buckets full of tomatoes this summer? Here's a website with recipes and how-to instructions for preserving these tasty treats for winter months.
*Note: Tomatoes may also be frozen if you’re using them for sauces & soups.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared this link to a video, saying:
Ok all you musical repurposers, check this out!
State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE BOARD CONFIRMS COAL TERMINAL’S THREAT TO CLEAN WATER
Coal company loses appeal of water quality permit denial
August 15, 2018 (Olympia, WA)—Today, the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) affirmed the Department of Ecology’s denial of a necessary water quality permit for Millennium, a coal company whose proposed coal shipping terminal on the Columbia River has already met several permitting roadblocks. More...
Back To School: What to Do If You Can't Find an EpiPen as Your Kid Heads Back to School
Lifehacker.com reported Friday shortages of epinephrine auto-injectors have parents of allergic school-age kids without this emergency anaphylactic medication scrambling. Some things to try:
- Call around your local CVS, Costco and Walgreens stores.
- Ask Mylan for help. Reps available 8 - 5 Eastern. 800-796-9526.
- Consider an alternative. Adrenaclick is a cheaper alternative to the EpiPen. Another auto-injector is the Auvi-Q; Manufacturer Kaléo has said there’s a copay assistance program.
- If you do use one of the alternatives, make sure that the staff at your kid’s school are educated in how to use it.
- Alert your kid’s school. See if your child’s school has its own stash that it keeps on hand. Also, an expired EpiPen is better than no EpiPen. One study showed that EpiPens are still potent four years after their expiration date.*
*Mylan, however, maintains that the expiration date is the last day the medication is “safe and effective,” so only go with this option as a last resort.
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Monday monthly.
Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Toledo Youth Football reminder: A-Squad (5th and 6th graders)- practice on Monday, August 20th at 5:30 at Toledo Middle School.
Toledo Middle School reminder: First cross country practice is August 20th from 3:45 - 5:00 PM at Toledo High School. Meet by the rock.
Also from TMS: Volleyball practice begins on August 20th from 4:00-6:00 at Toledo High School! Make sure your paperwork is turned in to TMS office prior to first practice.
*Note - sources report sport coaches will postpone or suspend practice if conditions, including air quality, are deemed too dangerous for the athletes. As customary, team members with health issues worsened by conditions are always welcome to support their teammates from the sidelines.
Practices begin this week and next before school starts on August 29.
Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting 7 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the public.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
City of Toledo: TOLEDO PARK ADVISORY BOARD VACANCY
The Toledo Park Board acts as an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding issues and decisions for the Kemp Olson Memorial Park and other recreation sites; such as the Toledo Boat Launch site and pocket parks throughout the City. The board provides recommendations to the City Council with the best interest of the parks in mind.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm. Meetings are held at Toledo City Hall. Positions have a term of 3 years. This position is set to expire 12/31/2019 and can be renewed.
Please submit a letter of interest to Mayor Dobosh, PO Box 236, Toledo, WA 98591 or they can be dropped off at City Hall, 130 North Second Street.
August 22-23-24 Young Marines ages 10yo+ can join. Meet 7-9 PM @ 156 NW Chehalis Ave
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
August 26: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Toledo Threshing Bee Cowlitz River Float
September 1: Toledo Community Library Back To School BBQ & Books. Kids 12 & under.
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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